Monday, June 28, 2010

From Eric Burdon, a glimpse of late-Sixties London (Rolling Stone, 9/14/68): "The whole city has gone homosexual. All me friends have gone bent. They're freaking out . . . looking for something to do, I guess."

Later: These old Rolling Stones are fascinating. From the "Musicians' Free Classified" ads in the same issue:
SINGER / SONGWRITER, tenor voice, seeks work with rock group that has chick singer. Call Tom, 648-2193, Boston.
Any singer-songwriter today who expressed the desire to work with a "chick singer" would have his acoustic guitar confiscated and be enjoined for at least a year from listening to James Taylor, Joni Mitchell or Cat Stevens.